Celebrate Redemption

Let the redeemed of the Lord tell their story–those He redeemed from the hand of the foe.  Psalm 107:2

I hope that in some way, every blog post I write is telling my story of redemption, and I pray that my life will be used by God to lead many others into the redemption He has for them as well.  This site is named metamorphosis because of the metamorphosis that has taken place in my life.  God took me from a lowly little caterpillar crawling through the darkness of addiction and transformed me into a butterfly flying freely in the light of His love far above the darkness of this world.  I have been redeemed and transformed by the love and grace of God and for that I will be continuously thankful.  My life is a story of redemption and I want all that I do to glorify the God who saved me.

Ian and I have been given the opportunity by Lighthouse Community Center in Lynchburg to share this redemption with others.  We now have a meeting there every Wednesday night at 6:30 called Celebrate Redemption because we want to celebrate what God has done for us and show as many people as possible that there is hope and that He can do the same thing in their lives that He has done in ours.  It is so exciting to not only experience God’s redemption, but to share it with others, and we are truly blessed to have this opportunity to do so.  We have found in our lives and the lives of others, that no matter what bondage is holding a person back or enslaving them, Jesus can set them free.  The power of the redemption He provides is greater than anything that tries to destroy us.

The most amazing thing about this redemption is how easy it is to obtain.  It is the most wonderful thing you can have in life, and yet it is absolutely free.  We can never earn God’s grace; we only need to believe it is true and open our hearts to receive it, and it is ours.  Not only does He set us free from our enslavement to sin by paying the price for our freedom, but as we seek Him and walk with Him, He continues to do a beautiful work of transformation in our lives.  I know.  God has done it for me.  I know this to be true with everything that I am, but I see people turning away from this gift that He paid everything for, and I am baffled.  He gives life, love, peace, truth, freedom and every good thing to those who will open their hearts and receive.  He loves us unconditionally and is faithful in every circumstance, even when we are not.

My God is the most huge and amazing being in all of existence and yet He cares about me!  I just can’t get over how wonderful that is!  I will celebrate the redemption He has given me for all of eternity.  I am excited to celebrate with others the freedom that we have in Christ and I am looking forward to seeing more and more people turning away from their pasts and beginning this wonderful new life with God.  It may seem scary to turn away from your former life, and allow yourself to be made new, but God made us who we are and He knows what the best version of each one of us is.  He only wants to give each of us the opportunity to be the men and women He created us to be, and to be truly complete in Him.  I pray that more and more people embrace this wonderful redemption that Jesus provides as we continue to celebrate all that He has done and will do in our lives.

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.

2 Corinthians 5:17

Now that is a reason to celebrate!!!!

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2 Responses to Celebrate Redemption

  1. Dawn Jones says:

    This is great !! How do I ” like ” this page ?? Love to all

  2. Mary T says:

    Well Erica! Your posts are always timely for me! I have been participating in an online bible study based on Julie Gillies book “Prayers for a Woman’s Soul”. This week was about our God-given destiny! The verse Ephesians 2:10 “For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” And all we have to do is accept His gift of grace! Open our hearts to Jesus and be filled with His love! One last verse that I pray for you right now…Psalm 20:4 “May he give you the desires of your heart and make all your plans succeed.” To His glory…I ask this in Jesus’ name. Amen. God bless you Erica! In all of your divine appointments! ps. You are awesome!

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